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Sports News on March 28, 2011

Imran Khan must leave politics, become cricket coach to save honour: PML(N) minister
Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that former Pakistan cricket captain and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan must leave politics and become a cricket coach. ANI

Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final is a huge match for everyone: Saeed Ajmal
Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against India will be a memorable encounter for all. ANI

Mortaza, Kapali recalled in Bangladesh ODI squad for Oz series
Bangladesh have recalled fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Alok Kapali for next month's three-match one-day series against Australia. ANI

'Competitive' Black Caps will be very hungry to get into World Cup final: Sangakkara
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has said that it would be a big challenge to beat a competitive New Zealand side in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final in Colombo. ANI

South African cricket to undergo review following WC quarterfinal exit
South Africa's Sports Ministry and Cricket South Africa (CSA) will hold a review into their team's failure following their latest World Cup debacle. ANI

Indo-Pak semifinal: Fans baton charged outside Mohali stadium
Chandigarh Police on Monday baton charged a crowd of fans, who were protesting against the black marketing of tickets for the 2011 World Cup semifinal clash between India and Pakistan, outside Mohali's Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium. ANI

Ex-PCB chief asks India, Pak players to avoid clashes during World Cup semi-final
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has urged players of both India and Pakistan to avoid clashes during Wednesday's World Cup semi-final at Mohali's Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. ANI

Five arrested for black marketing of WC tickets in Mohali
Ahead of the 2011 World Cup semifinal clash between India and Pakistan, five youths have been arrested for selling tickets in black and will be produced in Sector 17 District Court today. ANI

Oz cricketers demand 80 million dollar pay hike
Australia's out-of-form cricketers are at war with their employers, Cricket Australia, after demanding an 80 million dollar increase to their payment pool. ANI

Recharged Hamilton vows to end Red Bulls' winning run
McLaren's Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is convinced that he can stop Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel from running away with a second crown after proving to his critics that he can be a smooth operator. ANI

Pak Govt. may declare public holiday for India-Pak WC match
The Pakistan Government is likely to declare a public holiday for the Pakistan-India World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. ANI

Over 2 in 10 Brits loathe Man U
Over two in ten Britishers loathe Manchester United, a poll has shown. ANI

Federer says Murray will come out of his form slump
Sixteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that British tennis champion Andy Murray will come out of his worst form slump. ANI

Collingwood says feels guilty over not gauging Yardy's 'depression'
England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has said that teammate Michael Yardy's decision to pull out of the World Cup due to depression came as a complete shock to him. ANI

Vaughan expects Strauss to quit one-day cricket following England's World Cup exit
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Andrew Strauss may quit one-day cricket following the team's World Cup quarterfinal exit. ANI

WC semi-final: Mohali converted into armed fortress
With the Prime Ministers' of India and Pakistan announcing their intentions to watch the World Cup semi-final match between the teams of the two countries here on Wednesday afternoon, the cities of Mohali and Panchkula have virtually been converted into armed garrisons to counter any form of attack on leaders, players and the general public. ANI

Peter Crouch questioned over late night visit to airhostess' flat in Dubai
Footballer Peter Crouch was questioned by security in ultra-strict Dubai after he visited an airhostess' flat in the early hours of the morning. ANI

Imran rubbishes Malik's warning to Pak cricketers on match fixing
Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan has rubbished Interior Minister Rehman Malik's warning to the Pakistan cricket team not to indulge in match fixing in their crucial World Cup semi-final against India. ANI

Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash is all about handling 'pressure factor': Imran
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has said that the team which handles pressure better will win Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan at Mohali's Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. ANI

Flower denies 'slow' Trott behind England's World Cup quarterfinal exit
England manager Andy Flower has rebutted suggestions that Jonathan Trott, who was the team's leading run-scorer in the World Cup, had scored too slowly in their quarterfinal against Sri Lanka. ANI

Liz Hurley 'moving into Shane Warne's Melbourne mansion'
Liz Hurley is reportedly getting set to move into Shane Warne's 10 million dollars Melbourne mansion home. ANI

Akhtar 'fully motivated' for World Cup semi-final against India: Intikhab Alam
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has dismissed reports that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's focus was no longer on cricket after announcing his retirement from international cricket last week, and said that he is ready for the much-anticipated World Cup semi-final clash with India in Mohali. ANI

Lawson predicts Pak-New Zealand World Cup cricket final
Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has backed Shahid Afridi's men to emerge winners in the much-anticipated World Cup semi-final against India. ANI

Strauss to discuss England one-day captaincy with Flower in May
England captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower will commence discussions about Strauss's future as the one-day captain in the early part of May. ANI

Misbah backs 'Akhtar factor' in World Cup semifinal clash with India
Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq believes that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has a key role to play in the World Cup semifinal against India. ANI

Ponting's inspirational impact can lead Oz cricket back to its former glory: Langer
Former Australian batsman Justin Langer believes that captain Ricky Ponting is the right man to lead Australian cricket back to its former glory despite the national team's World Cup quarterfinal elimination by India. ANI

Tait retires from one-day international cricket
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket just days after his team's World Cup quarterfinal exit. ANI

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